Corticosteroids are widely prescribed worldwide. It is estimated that, at any point of time, about 1% of the general population is receiving oral corticosteroids.

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  • Oral or intraveinous corticosteroids for the treatment of multiple sclerosis

    24 Février 2016

    High doses of intravenous methylprednisolone are recommended to treat relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis, but can be inconvenient and expensive. This study aimed to assess whether oral administration of high-dose methylprednisolone was…


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  • Budesonide for Crohn disease

    24 Février 2016

    Corticosteroids are commonly used for the induction of remission in Crohn's disease. However, traditional corticosteroids can cause significant adverse events. Budesonide is an alternative glucocorticoid with limited systemic bioavailability. One of…


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  • Corticosteroids and sciatica

    24 Février 2016

    Oral steroids are commonly used to treat acute sciatica due to a herniated disk but have not been evaluated in an appropriately powered clinical trial. The aim of this study was to determine if oral prednisone was more effective than placebo in…


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  • Short-term corticosteroid therapy and appetite/weight gain

    24 Février 2016

    Oral corticosteroids are an efficacious treatment for asthma exacerbations, yet risk of adverse effects may decrease patient adherence to therapy. In particular, changes in appetite and dietary intake, which lead to weight gain and changes in body…


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